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Black History with the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society

Date:February 16, 2022
Adults   Adults

Wednesday February 16, 2022, 6:00 pm

Belleville Public Library is excited to connect with the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society & Black Mecca Museum for a special webinar in recognition of Black History Month.

Learn about Chatham’s historical Black community and Black heritage. Formerly known as “The Forks”, Chatham was a safe haven for fugitive slaves coming across on the Underground Railroad. Though freedom was gained once in Canada, the Black community still faced a difficult time. Segregation and racism were still faced after their freedom, but the Black community overcame and became prosperous in Chatham. Learn about a just few of the hard working, skilled and educated Black men and women who came to Chatham and helped build our town.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k7s_K89ZS3KDD5J8fdyPgA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.